Consider the following statements about Tobacco Mosaic Virus:

  1. It is the first virus discovered to contain RNA as the genetic material
  2. The virus is highly transmittable through routine greenhouse operations

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Tobacco Mosaic Virus is a single stranded virus that commonly infects solanaceous plants, such as petunias, tomatoes and tobacco. Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is highly transmittable through routine greenhouse operations. TMV is an incredibly stable virus. In fact, it is so stable that it can remain in tobacco plants after the extensive processing necessary to make tobacco products.

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